Bale Breaker releases Irieshun Hazy IPA in Clarity Rarity Series

Yakima, Washington’s Bale Breaker Brewing Company, has announced the release of “Irieshun”, the first in a new 16oz can series called Clarity Rarity. The purpose of the new rotating series is to highlight small-batch hazy IPA’s that were developed in the pilot Imagination Station brewhouse.

Irieshun was originally a taproom-exclusive draft-only beer at Bale Breaker’s hop farm adjacent brewery. As release No. 1 in the Clarity Rarity series, Irieshun showcases complex hoppy aromas of mandarin orange, pineapple, mango, and herbal notes.

“This release truly is dedicated to our fans – specifically to the locals who come out and support every single taproom release party we throw to test out our latest Imagination Station brews,” said Kevin Smith, BBBC co-owner and brewmaster. “It’s every brewmaster’s dream to have his/her recipe be well-received, so making what was formerly known as ‘Irieshun’ into a Bale Breaker staple is really just a celebration of our community’s support for creativity and uniqueness.”

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Bale Breaker will be releasing the colorful 16oz. cans for the public to enjoy via a no-contact drive-thru style on Saturday, April 4 from 12-6pm along with new, equally colorful tie-dye Bale Breaker t-shirts. Swing through the brewery parking lot to be one of the first to bring home this highly coveted hazy IPA and rep the newest brewery tee. Available in select independent grocers and bottleshops in Washington, Northern Idaho, and Oregon in late-April. Find a store near you by using Bale Breaker’s online beer finder:

About Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Series

Made with recipes born and refined on our Imagination Station brew system, the Clarity Rarity series showcases the cream of this year’s hazy crop, the most perfect protein-polyphenol bonds this side of Vermont. This limited release series wafts intense hop aromas out of each clouded glass, through the twists and turns of your nasal passageways, taking you on a journey toward understanding the perfection of each tiny bracteole contained within each tiny hop cone contained within your heart. Keep cold and drink fresh for the flavors our brewers intended.

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